Here is a quote by Thomas Berger, the author of Little Big Man. It is based on the quote by George Mallory, a mountain climber in the early 1900s. A reporter asked Mallory why he climbed Mount Everest, and he responded, “Because it’s there.”
The writers of yesteryear had a way with words that is hard to find these days. Here are some quotes from classic literature filled with wittiness and clever wordplay. Some of these had me giggling for an embarrassingly long amount of time.